Mt Dare via Old Andado. Return via Lambert Centre and Kulgera.
Aircon cabins available or campsite.
Trip Leader – Ian Clarke
This trip should be a leisurely drive skirting the edges of the Simpson Desert, taking in some of the early pastoral settlement at Old Andado on what is considered to be the harshest, most difficult Cattle Station in Australia to manage. The distance to cover will mean that the focus will be the trip and getting to the destination which means that we may leave a visit to Mac Clark Reserve for another Old Andado camping trip next year.Distance; Alice Springs to Old Andado; Old Andado to Mt Dare;Return Journey;Mt Dare to Finke; Finke to KulgeraKulgera to Alice Springs320 kms.
100 kms total 420 kms
150 kms plus 24 kms Lambert diversion. 273 kms bitumen total 523 kms returnSaturday 7th October 2017:
0815 hrs; Muster at Heavitree Gap for an 0830 departure. Air down to dirt road mid-range pressures, (25-35 psi).0930 hrs; A quick stop to view the murals in the Santa Teresa Church.1300 hrs; Lunch at Old Andado Homestead. 1 hour allowed, depart 14001445
hrs; Birthday Bore to view some fossilised Unicorn Poo (as per the YouTube ad).1600 hrs; diversion east for 1 km at the SA border to view the Finke River bed where it carves out the banks before it’s disappearance into the sands of the desert (time permitting).1700 hrs; Arrive Mt Dare, check in, order meals, relax, drinks & cheese in camp ground. Sunday 8th October:0800 hrs; Breakfast, (1st refuelling opportunity).
1000 hrs; Depart Mt Dare.
1200 hrs; Lambert Centre of Australia for lunch. 1 hour allowed, depart 1300. 1430 hrs; Kulgera (refuelling opportunity).
1730 hrs; Arrive Alice Springs. It is October, and temperatures out there can be 5 deg C higher than Alice Springs. Fuel to cover 450 kms maximum with some slow sand & bull dust driving is required. (FuelMt Dare) 15 litres of water per person per day is recommended, check & refill at Mt Dare if required. Prepared lunches and snacks will be required for Saturday & Sunday. I have prebooked 3 cabins, please contact me on 0439 815 052 regarding cabins. Viewwebsite for your options and costs.
Mt Dare: http://www.mtdare.com.au/
Phone; (08) 8670 7835, Email; email@example.com
Old Andado: https://www.oldandado.com.au/